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A dark blonde woman sings into a golden microphone
Rihanna performing during the Diamonds World Tour, March 2013
Background information
Birth name Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Born February 20, 1988 (1988-02-20) (age 27)
Saint Michael, Barbados
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • fashion designer
Instruments Vocals
  • Def Jam
  • SRP
  • Roc Nation
  • Westbury Road
Associated acts

Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988), known by her stage name Rihanna, is a Barbadian recording artist, actress and fashion designer. She started her music career in 2005. She has released seven studio albums and three DVDs.

Rihanna's has won many awards. These include five American Music Awards, eighteen Billboard Music Awards, two BRIT Awards and seven Grammy Awards. She has had thirteen number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2012, the American magazine Time named Rihanna one of the most influential people in the world.[1] Rihanna was also ranked the fourth most powerful celebrity in 2012. She earned $53 million between May 2011 and May 2012, according to Forbes.[2] In 2013, Rihanna was given the first ever Icon Award at the American Music Awards.[3] Rihanna's album Unapologetic became her first number-one album in the United States. It won Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards.[4] In 2015, a movie called Home was released. Rihanna voices one of the main characters in it.[5]

Early life[change | change source]

Rihanna was born in Saint Michael, Barbados to Monica (of Guyanese ancestry) and Ronald Fenty (of Irish and West Indian ancestry).[6][7] She has two younger brothers, Rorrey and Rajad Fenty. She grew up in Bridgetown.

Personal life[change | change source]

On February 8, 2009, Rihanna was assaulted by her then-boyfriend Chris Brown after Brown was sending messages to a girl.[8] Rihanna got angry and Brown beat her up. The LAPD leaked a photograph to TMZ which showed Rihanna with cuts and bruises on her face.[9] On June 24, 2009, Brown pled guilty to the felony assault. He was ordered to five years probation and to stay fifty yards away from Rihanna, unless it is at a public event, at which it was ten yards.[10] In February 2011, the restraining order was changed to allow both singers to appear at awards shows together in the future.[11][12]

Albums discography[change | change source]

Studio albums
Remixed albums
Soundtrack albums

Tours[change | change source]

  • Rihanna: Live in Concert Tour (2006)
  • Good Girl Gone Bad Tour (2007–2009)
  • Last Girl on Earth Tour (2010–2011)
  • Loud Tour (2011)
  • Talk That Talk: Summer Tour (2012)
  • Diamonds World Tour (2013)

Filmography[change | change source]

Television[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. McCartney, Stella (April 18, 2012). "Rihanna - 2012 Time 100: The Most Influential People in the World". Time (Time Inc. (Time Warner)). http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2111975_2111976_2111948,00.html. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
  2. http://rapfix.mtv.com/2012/05/16/jennifer-lopez-rihanna-land-atop-forbes-celebrity-100-list/
  3. http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/11/25/Rihannas-mom-presents-her-with-Icon-Award-at-the-AMAs-VIDEO/3571385424849/
  4. http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/139431/Rihanna-Reveals-She-Was-So-Shocked-To-Win-7th-Grammy-Despite-Not-Turning-Up-To-Accept-It
  5. Mendelson, Scott (March 28, 2015). "Box Office: Rihanna, JLo Power DreamWorks 'Home' To $15.6M Friday". Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2015/03/28/box-office-rihanna-jlo-power-dreamworks-home-to-15-6m-friday/. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  6. Spivey, Lisa (Jan 2007). Rihanna, The New Cover Girl. 72. p. B.5. ISSN 08904340 .
  7. "Rihanna: Biography — Part 1 & 2". People (Time Inc). http://www.people.com/people/rihanna/biography. Retrieved December 16, 2008.
  8. Friedman, Roger (February 10, 2009). "Chaos in Chris Brown-Rihanna Mess". Fox News. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2009/02/10/chaos-chris-brown-rihanna-mess/. Retrieved May 13, 2009.
  9. Kaufman, Gil (February 23, 2009). Gossip Site Defends Posting Of Rihanna Photo. MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1605588/20090223/rihanna.jhtml. Retrieved May 14, 2009.
  10. TMZ Staff (June 22, 2009). "Chris Brown Cops Plea — No Jail Time". TMZ.com. http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/22/chris-brown-cops-plea-rihanna-assault/. Retrieved June 22, 2009.
  11. Ryan J. Downey (February 22, 2011). "Chris Brown's Restraining Order Modified". MTV. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1658478/chris-brown-restraining-order-lifted.jhtml. Retrieved February 13, 2012.
  12. Pepey, Tracy (February 23, 2011). "Rihanna's Restraining Order Against Chris Brown Lifted". iVillage. http://www.ivillage.com/rihannas-restraining-order-against-chris-brown-lifted/1-a-325572. Retrieved February 13, 2012.

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